Pasta is one of my favorite dishes by default. Pertaining to sauces, I am more inclined to cooking cream and tomato-based ones because these are more in-demand in the family. But recently, I tried cooking oil-based variants since the last dish my that friend Kit and I prepared turned out well. Cooking became our bonding session after not seeing each other for a long time.

Angel Hair Pasta is not commonly used in our household. We tried it once but it got overcooked so it tasted like Pancit. But if the cooking time is followed, we discovered it can complement any type of ingredient well. The taste of the ingredients are more pronounced, because of the thinness of the pasta. Such works for our newly discovered recipe:  Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta.

This dish is easy to prepare and sums up our love for shrimp and pasta. The lemon complements the shrimp too well that it adds extra tangy taste to the whole pasta.  The original recipe has no chicken in it but since shrimps are too expensive, I decided to add cubed chicken breast for extenders. (Of course, we’re on a budget! 😀 )


450g Angel Hair Pasta
1/2 cup butter
1/4 kilo shrimps
Garlic powder or Minced Garlic
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
salt and pepper to taste
Spinach leaves
4 Tomatoes
2 Chicken breast fillet, cubed



1. Cook pasta according to package instructions, drain and set aside.
2. In a large skillet, add the butter and set to medium heat to melt.
3. Add the garlic powder or minced garlic.
4. Cook the peeled shrimps in the butter, set aside.
5. On the same pan, add olive oil. Saute garlic and tomatoes.
6. Fry the chicken cubes until tender.
7. Add in the shrimps and mix. Add the spinach.
8. Add the pasta and thoroughly mix it until it is evenly coated in oil.
9. Add the lemon juice.
10.Season with salt and pepper, or chili flakes if you want it spicy.


We thought of frying the extra chicken breast fillet to pair the pasta. We coated it in the seasoned breading mix that requires no egg then deep -fried it.

Voila! We had an extra-special dinner!


YIELD: 4 to 5 people
COST: Php 350 to 400

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